Dr. Rasmi Nair joined the Peter O'Donnell Jr. School of Public Health as Assistant Professor in September 2021. She is a trained medical practitioner from India and earned her MPH from Western Kentucky University and PhD in Epidemiology from Temple University. Dr. Nair is a cancer epidemiologist and her main research interests include assessing disparities in breast, prostate, lung and colorectal cancer screening, using both EHR and community databases. She is currently the PI of a pilot grant from GMaP Region 3 and the site Co-I for PROSPR II (NCI funded UM1 grant).

Research Interest

  • Cancer Screening
  • Health Disparities


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Long-term mammography adherence among uninsured women enrolled in the Breast Screening and Patient Navigation (BSPAN) program.
Nair RG, Lee SJC, Berry E, Argenbright KE, Tiro JA, Skinner CS, Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2021 Nov
Reimbursement Matters: Overcoming Barriers to Clinical Trial Accrual.
Lee SJC, Murphy CC, Gerber DE, Geiger AM, Halm E, Nair RG, Cox JV, Tiro JA, Skinner CS, Med Care 2021 May 59 5 461-466
A randomized trial of mail and email recruitment strategies for a physician survey on clinical trial accrual.
Murphy CC, Craddock Lee SJ, Geiger AM, Cox JV, Ahn C, Nair R, Gerber DE, Halm EA, McCallister K, Skinner CS, BMC Med Res Methodol 2020 May 20 1 123
Outcomes associated with use of the Cancer Risk Intake System among primary care safety-net patients identified as needing colorectal cancer screening.
Skinner CS, Ahn C, Singal AG, Nair RG, Halm EA, Pechero W, McCallister K, Sanders JM, Farrell D, Santini N, Prev Med Rep 2019 Dec 16 101003
Conceptual Model for Accrual to Cancer Clinical Trials.
Lee SJC, Murphy CC, Geiger AM, Gerber DE, Cox JV, Nair R, Skinner CS, J. Clin. Oncol. 2019 Jun JCO1900101
Patient and Physician Factors Associated with Undisclosed Prostate Cancer Screening in a Sample of Predominantly Immigrant Black Men.
Lepore SJ, Nair RG, Davis SN, Wolf RL, Basch CE, Thomas N, Shmukler C, Ullman R, J Immigr Minor Health 2017 12 19 6 1343-1350
Higher rates of relapse in maternal recipients of haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from adult offspring donors for AML and myelodysplastic syndrome.
Geethakumari PR, Leiby B, Nair R, Alpdogan SO, Carabasi M, Filicko-O'Hara J, Gaballa S, Kasner M, Klumpp T, Martinez-Outschoorn U, Palmisiano N, Wagner JL, Porcu P, Flomenberg N, Grosso D, Bone Marrow Transplant 2017 10 52 10 1465-1467
A fatal rash.
Ramakrishnan Geethakumari P, Jacob P, Nair R, Narayanan G Neth J Med 2013 Jun 71 5 260-4

Honors & Awards

  • AACR Student and Early Career Investigator Scholarship (SECIS) by American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar by National Institute of Minority Health and Disparities, Bethesda, MD
  • Dean's Award for Outstanding Research by College of Public Health, Temple University
  • Sandy Schinfeld Scholarship by College of Public Health, Temple University
  • William Conrad Gross Endowed Scholarship by Department of Public Health, Temple University
  • WKU Chapter Excellence in Scholarship Graduate Award by College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky University
  • SAFE Scholarship by Kentucky Safety and Health Networks

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Cancer Research (2016)
  • American Association of Preventive Oncology (2019)
  • American Public Health Association (2010-2016)